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Green Monster wrote:Are people really whining about back pockets? It's not like he's wearing his jock on the outside of his uni. You're the same people who probably say that players disrespect the batting helmet by leaving too much pine tar on it. Give me a break.
In response to bselig...have you been to a Yankee game? There's alot of "class" in the seats from dugout to dugout, but outside of that its pretty much a war zone. Let me say this though, i love watching a game at the Stadium. Its truly a special place, but its far from "classy".
As far as the players being the standard of excellence, how would you respond to the following incidents which happened all within the last year:
-ARod's slapping of the ball incident
-2 admitted steroid users (Giambi & Sheff)
-Unit pushing the camera man his first visit to NYC
Just wanted to point out that the Yanks aren't exaclty the team that others model themselves after anymore.
Surfs up wrote:I also want to say I mean no disrespect toyou young posters. You have grown up in a different time.You don't know anything else. You haven't seen what the game used to be like. Except of course in old films. Things change. Hell baseball changed back when the Astro dome was built and they started playing inside. I grew up in a time when it meant something to play the game.It mean something to the players. Think we will ever see anybody play as many games as Cal Ripken jr played? And for the same team?Nope not a chance of even 20% straight games. Somebody made the point about getting the uniform dirty. They don't even like to do that anymore. Have to look good for the pictures.Players can't bunt anymore. They play when they want to. Hardly ever play with an injury.Juan Gonzalez is a good example of that. What a waste of talent. Yes I am old school. But I would rather have yesterdays players. Think you will see anybody knocking down a catcher at homeplate in an Allstar game again? Give me players like Pete Rose anyday over thses bunch of money hungry cry babies.
Art Vandelay wrote:WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A BACK POCKET!!! This isn't the fall of Western Civilization.
josebach wrote:Art Vandelay wrote:WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A BACK POCKET!!! This isn't the fall of Western Civilization.
No kidding. Why do you think it's being mentioned in a meager baseball thread and not on the news? In the broad scheme of things, it holds no relevence whatsoever. What it does do is say to people watching the game that I'm more important than the team. How on Earth is that possibly good for the game of baseball? If this is how you want baseball (a team sport) to represent itself, be my guess.
Comparing Manny's pocket to Jackie Robinson is the most ignorant, inappropriate comparison I've ever heard. On the other hand, maybe you're right... I think I'm starting to see the benefit of players purposely wearing their pants and hats incorrectly... almost got it... nope... lost it. Oh that's right I remember now... there is a purpose... to draw attention to oneself. Welcome to the "Me" generation. If people can't see the harm in that, anything else I could possibly say would be a complete and total waste of time.
Art Vandelay wrote:When I played baseball in highschool I wore one pant leg up and one down, people were always saying I just did it to be different or stand out or something, but the fact of the matter was that I prefered wearing my pants up, but I was always scratching u pmy left calf when I slid (due to my horrible sliding form, but whatever), so by wearing that leg down I protected it...but people didn't see it that way.
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